Certification renewal is a process whereby the certified professional demonstrates ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance the ability to perform in a competent manner. Certification renewal also assures the public that the certified professional remains committed to adhering to a code of ethics and standards of practice.
The fee to renew each certification is $85 for two years. For individuals who hold more than one credential, the fee is $85 for the first credential plus $50 for each additional credential if renewed at the same time plus late fee(s), if applicable.
If your certification is past due by 30 days or more up to 12 months past the expiration date, there is a late fee of $30 in addition to the $85 renewal fee.
If you are past due by 12 months or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Yes. Your certification will expire two years following successful exam completion. AFPA certification ID number and validity dates are noted on the certificate. Learn more about recertification requirements.
In order to maintain AFPA credentials, individuals are required to obtain 16.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) during each 2-year certification period. To renew, you can complete the AFPA Certification Renewal Application, attach copies of all required documentation and fees, and submit to our office.
We offer a wide selection of educational programs and opportunities for all individuals worldwide. AFPA offers over 200 continuing education courses that you can complete at home or online, and we provide of listing of approved CEC Providers. Also, each AFPA certification program is worth 16 CECs!
AFPA requires its members to obtain 16.0 continuing education credits (CECs) as a part of the AFPA recertification process. Some organizations, such as AFAA, use the term continuing education units (CEUs). CECs and CEUs are interchangeable for AFPA recertification purposes. AFPA works in a whole number system, e.g., 1.0, whereas some organizations, such as ACE, work in a decimal system, e.g., 0.1. For AFPA recertification purposes, credits earned from an organization utilizing a decimal system are the equivalent of whole numbers, e.g., 0.1 ACE CEC is equivalent to 1.0 CEC for AFPA recertification purposes. An individual earning 1.6 ACE CECs would have the equivalent of 16.0 CECs for AFPA recertification purposes.
AFPA permits our members to renew multiple credentials with the same 16.0 CECs provided the credits are earned during the two-year validity period of each certificate submitted for renewal.
Yes, a newly acquired AFPA certification has a value of 16.0 continuing education credits (CECs) toward renewal requirements of an existing AFPA certification. To qualify as CECs, the certification course must be successfully completed and credential issued.
Each organization sets its own policies regarding renewal and continuing education credits. It would be necessary for you to check with your certifying organization to determine their requirements. They may accept the course or they may require that you petition for credits. If they require petitioning, upon request, we could provide you with a letter stating course hours when your AFPA credential is issued.
You may take any continuing education course that is of interest to you. AFPA encourages our members to explore other disciplines related to health, wellness, nutrition and entrepreneurship.
Yes, but only up to two years past your certification expiration date. You will still be required to submit your past-due renewal fees, late fee, and CECs for the duration of time that your certification was expired. If your certification expiration is past two years, you must re-enroll in the certification program.
Yes! AFPA certifications are not extended but may be reinstated up to 12 months past the expiration date upon successful completion of renewal requirements.
AFPA certification credentials are updated from the expiration date regardless of the date a completed renewal application is received in our office.
To complete the AFPA recertification process, you may review AFPA certification renewal procedures and requirements and download/print forms here.
If you have not renewed your certification and your credential is expired over 2 years, to become currently certified it may be necessary to take the certification course again. Please email email@example.com for more details.
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